Wednesday Seminar Series

The Seminar Series, now over 35 years old, invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session.

The Fall 2018 seminars will be hosted by Dr. Mark Koyama and coordinated by admin assistants Lisa Hill-Corley and Kashiff A. Thompson. All papers made available will be posted on this site for downloading. For more information, call the Center: (703) 993-2316.

Seminars will be held from 12 - 1:15pm in Carow Hall, which is on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. A light lunch for seminar participants will be available at 11:45 am.

Fall 2018 Schedule of Speakers:


Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development


The Economic Case for Restricting Migration


Robin Hanson, George Mason University

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life


Brian Beach, College of William & Mary

Segregation and the initial provision of water in the United States


Conor Lennon, University of Louisville

Efficiency, Morality, and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from a Choice Experiment

John Nye, George Mason University

Social Mobility in the Russia of Revolutions 1910-2015: A Surname Study


No Seminar!



Garett Jones, George Mason University

10 Percent Less Democracy (a book in progress)


John T. Dalton, Wake Forest University

The Slave Trade and Conflict in Africa, 1400-2000


Erik Hornung, University of Cologne

Roman Trade Networks and Economic Integration

James Feigenbaum, Boston University

From the Bargaining Table to the Ballot Box: Political Effects Right to Work Laws 


Réka Juhász, Columbia University

Spinning the Web: Codifiability, Information Frictions and Trade


Walker Hanlon, NYU

Censorship, Family Planning, and the British Demographic Transition


Alan Olmstead, U.C. Davis




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